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    Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Okay Fanatics...I am going to ask you a question here and I want your honest answer.

    If you were starting a college football team and had the choice between Robert Griffin (Baylor) or Austen Arnaud as your QB, who would you take?

    I am working on a column about Austen and I'm anxious to see what you all think. Thanks for your time.

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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Dude....that's tough.

    This offense? Probably Griffin. Don't tell that Osprimo dude though.....


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    My gut says AA, but he had his share of bad decisions last year.

    My problem with RGIII is how many of his completions last year were on WR screens? In the ISU game that was about 85% of their passing plays. That said, the guy is an athletic freak.




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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    This is a horrible question to ask on this site. Osoprimo here to brag about Griffin in 5...4...3...2...1...

    In a spread, Griffin. In more of a pro-set, Arnaud.



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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Arnaud, in-state kid, stronger arm, a mentally strong kid. Griffin has the wheels, but that a busted leg waiting to happen then you'd be up the creek without a paddle.


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Honestly, I would take Austen. The guy comes to play for his hometown team, loses the coach he came to play for after his redshirt year, learns an entirely new offense, shows flashes of genius his first full year starting, loses his coach AGAIN, and learns a new offense for the third time in four years. He does this without ******** once. I have a lot of respect for Arnaud.

    His maturity & leadership, combined with his arm, size & mobility make Arnaud my choice.


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    I'll give Arnaud the job if he can light up Baylor this year like Griffen kicked ours last fall.



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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by sdillon500 View Post
    Honestly, I would take Austen. The guy comes to play for his hometown team, loses the coach he came to play for after his redshirt year, learns an entirely new offense, shows flashes of genius his first full year starting, loses his coach AGAIN, and learns a new offense for the third time in four years. He does this without ******** once. I have a lot of respect for Arnaud.

    His maturity & leadership, combined with his arm, size & mobility make Arnaud my choice.

    I wanted to say this same thing....but didn't want to go all Jon Miller....


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    I'd want the more "sure" arm. Griffin didn't beat a whole lot of defenses last year...but that could be a bad OL or WRs.....

    I'd probably say Arnaud, I like the deep ball threat.


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Not even close...AA



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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

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    Not even close...AA

    I think it is close. In a spread offense....you gotta at least consider Robert. You can't tell me you wouldn't mind seeing Bates still on the roster now....


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    And maybe that's a better question--Bates or AA now---hypothetically saying Bates never left and leaving out the animosity.


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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    I love Arnaud's toughness, demeanor, leadership and passing ability. Obviously he doesn't have Griffin's running ability, but how many QBs do. AA from a QB perspective is a great runner in his own right. Austen is a more well-rounded QB. Griffin certainly is good, but hey I honestly wouldn't take any other Big XII QB over AA.



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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Ugh. This is a tough one.

    In a WVU type of offense, Griffin. In a TT type of offense, or a pro style offense, Arnaud.

    Arnaud is light years ahead of Griffin in his throwing ability and I'm not sure Griffin will catch up.

    Also if you look at intangibles I think Austen wins hands down. The guy has IT from a leadership standpoint.



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    Re: Question About Big 12 Quarterbacks - Opinion Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I love Arnaud's toughness, demeanor, leadership and passing ability. Obviously he doesn't have Griffin's running ability, but how many QBs do. AA from a QB perspective is a great runner in his own right. Austen is a more well-rounded QB. Griffin certainly is good, but hey I honestly wouldn't take any other Big XII QB over AA.
    This I call homerism. I love AA....but I'd take Colt over AA everyday of the week. Every. Day.


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